Winter 2016 Newsletter
Ideas and inspiration for the K-12 community.
Winter 2016 Newsletter
Site Organization, Patrons & The Newsletter List
We've reorganized the K-12 Internet Resource Center into new areas, and made changes to patrons and newsletter subscriptions. learn more...
K12IRC.org is now divided into...
- Resources – lesson ideas, videos & activities for the classroom,
- Develop – professional development opportunities and resources,
- Tools – everything from creating a class web site to creating videos and 3D printing,
- Support – find your affinity group or a good laugh, and
- Partners – ideas to engage students, their parents and the community.
Computer Science Education Week
Computer Science Education Week wrapped up Sunday, but the resources are still online. Check out Code.org's resources and goal to get computer programming into every school and every grade level, including K-5! learn more...
Minecraft in Education
The sandbox block building game has been rated as the 3rd most popular game of all time (after Tetris & Wii Sports). It's making great inroads into education, areas as diverse as computer programming and reading. learn more...
The New Education Law
No Child Left Behind has now been replaced with the Every Student Succeeds Act. We've assembled some resources to get you up to speed. learn more...
Automated Essay Scoring
While this technology will not replace a human reviewer anytime soon, Automated Essay Scoring looks like it will be a great help for teachers. We even have a link where you can try it out for free. learn more...
We are always adding new video resources to the site. Recent additions include
Finally, here are some fun stories & videos teachers can relate to. learn more...
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Tell your friends and colleagues about K12IRC.org
With the events of 2017, the needs and safety of minority students have come into sharp focus. Many teachers are uncomfortable addressing these subjects or do not feel they have the cultural competency to speak to the issues. Here are some resources that can help.
No matter what your area, there are support and professional groups for you.
Check out the wide variety of professional development opportunities and resources.
Everything from classroom automation and making a class web site to creating videos and 3D printing.
Find a lesson idea, video or activity for your classroom.
Find an affinity group or a good laugh.
Develop partnerships and engage your students, their parents, and the community.
Other Areas To Check Out...
• Teacher Training: Math, Science and Technology Sampler
• World Population Growth
• Hands On Projects And Simple Tools
• Courseware Ideas and Collections for On-Line Learning
• Newsletters & News
• After School Programs